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Crassula tetragona L.
Family Crassulaceae
Crassula tetragona L. APNI*

Description: Erect perennial, usually 30–50 cm high, moderately branched.

Leaves linear to triangular to ± terete, 10–30 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, curved upwards, apex ± acute, green to bluish green, scarcely constricted towards base.

Inflorescences thyrsoid, borne above the leaves; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Flowers 5-merous. Calyx lobes c. 1 mm long. Corolla cream or white, lobes 2–3 mm long. Carpel scales transversely oblong.

Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore; seeds 6–10.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Occasionally naturalized around habitations. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. robusta

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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